AcadArena Signs Pioneer Student Organizations for Campus Esports League
AcadArena, a premiere multi-title esports program in the country, had just launched a new student org support program called AcadArena Alliance earlier this year. The program offers hands-on training and infrastructure support for any student organization that wishes to explore campus esports.
Joining the program comes with exclusive qualification to the Alliance League. The inaugural season officially opens on July 25 and culminates on September 19 with two titles: League of Legends, Riot Game’s Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) and Blizzard Games’ Collectible Card Game (CCG) Hearthstone. AKG Games publishes Blizzard Games titles here in the Philippines.
The ten (10) pioneer campuses participating in the inaugural AcadArena Alliance League are:
- Teletigers from the University of Sto. Tomas
- LG Esports from Ateneo de Manila University
- Viridis Arcus from De La Salle University-Manila
- Oblation Esports from University of the Philippines-Diliman
- iTamaraws from Far Eastern University-Institute of Technology
- Mapua Gaming Society from Mapua University
- Warrior’s Arena from University of San Carlos
- Golden Warriors from University of San Agustin
- Malayan Warlocks from Malayan Colleges Laguna
- Valiant Esports from Holy Angels University
All participating players for League of Legends and Hearthstone have guaranteed in-game prizing depending on their performance. Those that make it to the playoffs will also get cash campus grants on top of the cash prizes for the players.
“We aren’t making just another league. Here, our members will get to apply what they learned in our training modules and perfect it in their campus community,” Ariane Lim, Co-founder and Director for Student Programs & Operations at AcadArena comments. “This is just the beginning. Reception to our online modules has been great so I can’t wait to see the students in action.”
The Alliance program gamifies learning of events management, broadcast and team management while giving students a platform to learn through application through AcadArena’s tournaments. Member organizations can also request for monthly tournament support aside from sponsorships for events.
AcadArena is the regional partner of Twitch Student, Twitch.tv’s campus esports arm. Together, Twitch Student and AcadArena continuously look to improve gaming as part of the student lifestyle in the Philippines and Southeast Asia as a whole.
Want to join in the fun? You can challenge for a slot in the next season of the Alliance league. Just sign-up for the Alliance program now. Students and organizations alike can apply here.
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